Athletic Training is a rewarding career that combines one's love of sports with the desire to help others. An athletes health and well-being are critical, which is where an Athletic Trainer plays an important role in their success.
There are 30,000 athletes that are hospitalized each year because of an injury not treated. Athletic trainers are not just sports doctors. An athletic trainer’s job responsibilities begin with injury prevention. This responsibility includes educating athletes and patients about what they should do to avoid putting themselves at risk for injuries.
Athletic Trainers can be promoted in their jobs. If you are seen as a really good trainer or are recommended, moving up in rankings is an option. For example, if you are a HS trainer and you are one of the top trainers in the area, you could be used as a college athletic trainer. That also includes an increase in salary.